Health Good News

People, organizations, and governments improving people's health

An ambulance drives down a tree-lined road with a cityscape in the background.

ER visits spike during heatwaves — but two simple measures could cut hospitalization rates in half

What’s white and green and cool all over? A city aided by science-based solutions that combat extreme heat.
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Deaf campus protestors establish new standards for accessibility in pro-Palestinian demonstrations

Volunteers, including hearing Gallaudet students and community members, organized to create a more accessible space for Deaf protesters at the encampment.
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An illustration of gaps in data for AAPI month. Web pages and file folders are stacked over each other with iconography symbolizing the missing data in the background.

AAPI researchers celebrate new standards for collecting race, ethnicity data

The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, growing over four times faster than the total population.
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A photo collage of a bison, an aerial view of a wide field, Narcan's packaging, a person wearing a hard hat looking at an electric grid from a distance, and a poster advocating for violence against women

Good News This Week: May 18, 2024 - Bison, Fundraisers, & Maternal Heath

Your weekly roundup of the best good news worth celebrating...
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A sea of women in pink hats hold up protest signs. The most visible sign reads: "Get your laws off my body."

New poll: Support for legal abortion has increased, despite SCOTUS ruling & state bans

Recent polling shows growing support for abortion rights among Americans, with over 60% now believing abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
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Three photos. Left: a map on the Roll Mobility app, displaying yellow, green, and red icons in the Denver area. Center: A screenshot of a TikTok video, showing a person using a wheelchair and trying to enter a building with a large step. Right: A screenshot of a review of Roast Coffee in Denver, Colorado on the Roll Mobility app.

This app makes it easy to find wheelchair-friendly restaurants & coffee shops (and downvote inaccessible shops)

Roll Mobility helps users find and rate accessible coffee shops, restaurants, trails, parking, and more — from anywhere in the world.
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A photo collage of Elmo, a mound of salt grain, a bear cub, a man in a tractor, and a woman on a wheelchair

Good News This Week: May 11, 2024 - Dogs, Batteries, & Elmo

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Can HIV be cured using gene editing? We will soon find out

Today, thanks to antiretroviral drugs, HIV can be kept in check even if there is still no cure. However, a small biotech company in San Francisco called Excision BioTherapeutics is trying to change that.
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Malaria Merozoites invading human red blood cells

R21 anti-malaria vaccine is a game changer. The scientist who designed it reflects on 30 years of research, and its hopeful promises.

Until three years ago nobody had developed a vaccine against any parasitic disease. Now there are two against malaria: the RTS,S and the R21 vaccines.
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Left: A mockup of an iPhone showing a Teal Health chat screen next to the Teal Wand cervical cancer testing device. Right: The Food and Drug Administration campus

Groundbreaking at-home cervical cancer test granted 'breakthrough' status by FDA, fast-tracking approval process

Teal Health's at-home cervical cancer test just received 'Breakthrough Device' status by the FDA, in hopes of significantly reducing cervical cancer rates in the U.S.
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Three images. Left: A woman in a blue, reusable isolation gown, tying strings around her waist. Center: A female doctor wearing a lab coat and fire-resistant hijab. Right: A close-up of an AmorSui lab coat, with a pull-cord on the waist to tighten the fit of the garment.

Reusable PPE is here — and it's designed specifically for women in STEM

AmorSui just launched a line of sustainable PPE products, including gender-inclusive lab coats, reusable isolation gowns, and fire-resistant hijabs.
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Left: Two young women smile in pajamas in front of a Debt Gala photo op. Right: Two audience members laugh during the Debt Gala variety show

The Debt Gala: This pajama party alternative to the Met Gala seeks to erase medical debt

As a response to the Met’s elite annual ball, the Debt Gala brings together the Brooklyn community for a worthy cause: Relieving medical debt.
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